Important Legislation on Strangulation

Posted on 16. Feb, 2015 by in Articles, Legislative Updates, News

Malinda Williams, Executive Director of Community Against Violence in Taos, explains the importance of adding definitions of strangulation and suffocation to existing NM statutes this legislative session.From The Taos News:New Mexico is one of only six remaining states that do not have specific laws against strangulation.For the fourth consecutive year, women and men advocating for survivors […]

Senate bill seeks additional funding for Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)

Posted on 03. Feb, 2015 by in Legislative Updates, News

In an article by Staci Matlock, The Santa Fe New Mexican profiles Senate Bill 178 which asks for $300,000 in additional funding for the Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE), the collaborative project between NMCADV and Animal Protection of New Mexico. Article Link:http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/bill-seeks-to-aid-abuse-victims-with-animals/article_4c78de22-bfee-5a4e-8e95-4a581e7dfea4.html

NMCADV supporting Strangulation definitions in NM laws

Posted on 26. Jan, 2015 by in Legislative Updates, News

Our Policy Coordinator Lisa Weisenfeld interviewed this weekend with KOB Eyewitness News 4 to explain the importance of defining strangulation in NM civil and criminal codes in a bill proposed for this year’s legislative session. Strangulation victims are 7 times more likely to later on become victims of homicide. Our hope is to strengthen our […]

“Licenses help violence victims in several ways” – Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, Enlace Comunitario

Posted on 12. Jan, 2015 by in Legislative Updates, News, Policy Events

Member program Enlace Comunitario Executive Director Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez urges NM Governor Martinez and other state legislators to carefully consider repealing the law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain state driver’s licenses because of how it impacts domestic violence victims. ————————————From the Albuquerque Journal:“Gov. Susana Martinez is well known for her commitment to work against domestic violence.Domestic violence statistics against women […]

VAWA comes up for a Senate vote this week!

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by in Legislative Updates, Policy Events

From the National Network to End Domestic Violence: The Senate’s bipartisan bill to reauthorize VAWA, S. 47, will come up for a vote this week.  The bill will be considered on today, Monday, February 4 and up for a vote on Thursday, February 7. S. 47 now has 60 co-sponsors – due in large part to all […]

Senator Heinrich Calls for Swift Passage of VAWA

Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by in Legislative Updates, Policy Events

From the Senator’s Office: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 30, 2013) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is pressing for swift passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a bill he has cosponsored that would prevent violence against women by bolstering law enforcement efforts and providing necessary resources for victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence, sexual assault, dating […]

Breaking News: VAWA Reintroduced!

Posted on 23. Jan, 2013 by in Legislative Updates, News, Policy Events

From the National Network to End Domestic Violence on 1/23/13: Yesterday, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID) introduced S. 47, a strong, bipartisan bill that would reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)! This bill closely mirrors the bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Leahy and Crapo last Congress and would improve […]